Adam Lanza's Former Babysitter, Others Speak Out
Ryan Kraft says killer could have attacked him, remembers warnings by Lanza's mother.
Fifteen years ago, Ryan Kraft baby-sat for Adam Lanza, who grew up to commit one of the nation's worst mass shootings. Now, almost a week after Lanza gunned down 20 children and six educators in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre, Kraft is speaking out about the signs he saw that Lanza was troubled from a very early age.
Kraft says Lanza's mother, Nancy, whom Adam killed before he headed to the school Friday, gave him troubling instructions. “[She told me] to keep an eye on him at all times…to never turn my back, not even to go to the bathroom,” Kraft said. “I haven’t processed it,” Kraft says of the tragedy, adding, “...15 years ago it could have been me.”
Others who knew the gunman, described by family as somewhat socially awkward but bright, have begun to come forward as well. Olivia DeVivo, a former classmate, says that she saw signs but didn’t want to vilify someone simply based on casual acquaintance. ““He was very different and very shy and didn’t make an effort to interact with anybody—but you can’t say every shy person would do something like this,” she said. (NewsOne)
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